A Data Center Operations Analyst is responsible for system monitoring, production batch monitoring, workload throughput as well as batch and system task abend recovery for internal and external client MVS / ZOS / VM/VSE environments.
Monitor and manage internal and external MVS zSeries and VM/VSE environments to ensure production processing meets internal and external client agreed service levels and requirements.
High level of interaction with internal and external customers requires effective and professional communication.
Complete daily shift turnover and customer checklists associated with assigned client environment. Along with written shift turnover, verbal turnover must be facilitated.
Thoroughly document deviations within company’s designated Incident Management tool, reflecting clear and tangible details surrounding each incident.
Properly escalate all events or incidents that may impact our ability to meet agreed service levels.
Ensure system IPL, maintenance and backup processes are successfully performed according to predetermined schedule and per established procedures.
Ensure all operations related changes are properly documented and approved in company designated Change Management tool prior to implementation. Follow-up and close completed changes with valid and meaningful data.
Adhere to company documented processing procedures for internal and external clients, as well as suggesting and requesting updates and improvements as needed to internal Operations SharePoint documentation repository.
Organize tasks to work independently.
Hands and feet support as required.
Perform additional duties as assigned or designated by Operations management.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications and Skills:
Bachelors degree or equivalent experience
5 years minimum experience running Mainframe operating systems (MVS, zSeries) with experience in the following software: CICS, IMS, DB2, VTAM, TSO, JCL, ISPF, SDSF, JES2, JES3, CA7, CA11, ZEKE, JOBTRAC, TWS/OPC. Additional Scheduling package knowledge a plus
Proficient in advanced MVS and JES2 commands
Ability to analyze problems and effect proper corrective action
Ability to stretch across assigned tasks and assist other team members
Excellent written and oral communications
Work in sitting position with computer keyboard and multiple screens
• 12 hour “quad” (3 on 3 off/4 on 4 off) shifts (Nights and/or Days).
• 16 week rotation from front half to back half of week. • Weekends (Saturday and/or Sunday) and Holidays required as per Shift Schedule. • Occasional travel (approx 10%) as required to client site for knowledge acquisition of new business.